Low Metabolism and basal temperature

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Low Metabolism and basal temperature

Postby perseus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:07 pm

A common cause of low metabolism is thyroid disfunction, however it isn't the only one. Around 1990, Dr. Dennis Wilson identified a condition in which the thyroid tests are in the 'normal' range but patients have low body temperature and many symptoms suggestive of hypothyroidism.

http://www.drsurikov.com/thyroid-adrenal-issues.

I know a lot of people with Fibro and ME suffer from coldness which might signify a low metabolism. Before blood tests were available the main diagnostic test for the thyroid was to measure the temperature after waking. This is called the Basal temperature test which is described here.

http://www.thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testing ... ature.html

If you have taken your temperature under the tongue, the normal temperature is: Normal temperature is 36.5ºC - 37.2ºC (97.7ºF – 99.0ºF).

I have taken mine for 6 times so far this week using a digital thermometer on waking up. My average is around 36.1 C, this morning it was 35.96C. I should have the thermometer tested though before jumping to conclusions.

Has anyone else performed these tests with and without thyroid problems?
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Re: Low Metabolism and basal temperature

Postby perseus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:40 pm

These links are interesting as well

Dr. Mark Starr says if you have a low basal/resting body temperature and some other symptom like fatigue and/or pain (i.e. CFS/fibromyalgia) you could be hypothyroid type 2 (HT2).

http://www.healingwell.com/community/de ... &m=2387053


An extremely prevalent symptom of hypothyroidism is a lowering of body temperature. The low temperature is a direct reflection of decreased metabolism. In a 1915 medical journal article, the author, Dr. Eugene Hertoghe, stated, “Hypothermia is an almost invariable accompaniment of even the slighter forms of thyroid insufficiency. Such patients, the younger ones more particularly, complain of chilliness of the hands and feet; they never feel warn, even in bed.” Dr. Ord, the doctor who named the illness in 1877, stated, “The temperature of the body is generally below normal, 97 F [ 36.1 C] or 96 F [35.56 C] being a common record; and the patients are extremely sensitive to cold.” Hypothyroidism is not the only problem that may lower the patients’ temperature, but it is definitely the most common.

http://www.tuberose.com/HypothyroidSymptoms.html
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Re: Low Metabolism and basal temperature

Postby denys » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:48 am

Interesting :shock: :shock:
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